Monday, September 24, 2012

Scott Brown Knows How to Tell Real Native Americans? He Must Be A Psychic.

Scott Brown Knows How to Tell Real Native Americans? He Must Be A Psychic.

When I heard Scott Brown attack Elizabeth Warren for being proud of having Native American in her family, the first thing that entered into my mind was "The Manifest Destiny crowd is alive and well."

As a non federally recognized Cherokee who has more Cherokee than some of the federally recognized Cherokees, I can tell you that appearances are deceiving. My wife is almost full Cherokee and she has a daughter from a previous marriage that has blonde hair and blue eyes. That young lady is about half Cherokee. If people like him want us all to look like a buffalo head nickle "Indian," then maybe we should not believe he is white unless he shows us his papers.

Native Americans are the only race of people who have prove they are native American to be able to say they are Native American.
Personally, I have pages of ancestors who had those precious tribal enrollment numbers. But now days many tribes are purging their rolls so that the resources that they do have will be divided among fewer people.

When Mrs. Warren said she had Native American heritage that is something to be proud of, not looked down on.
Native Americans are survivors who have been through terrible conditions very similar to the Holocaust in Europe and yet Native Americans are surviving and recovering.

The problem with Mr. Brown's statement is that he is assuming that Native Americans get all these wonderful benefits.
Native Americans, until President Obama became president, got very little benefits and they had a corrupt B.I.A. that took the few resources that did "trickle down" to them.

The Manifest Destiny crowd are very similar to the Ayn Rand crowd because they believe that certain people are destine and have every right to take what they want from whoever they want at whatever cost they want including however many lives it may cost.

Over the years, we have seen native Americans made completely dependent to a hostile group that hoped they would died out or be "assimilated" into the general population.

My own wife was taken from her family in Cherokee, N.C. in a 1950s assimilation program that took Native kids from their families and placed them into white families all over this nation.

This Manifest Destiny crowd has always to tell us who is real and who isn't so that they could gradually say we don't exist any more. And they hope that we will lose interest in our heritage and customs.

If Mr. Brown, a professed white man wants to define who we are and how we should look, I suggest that he show me his federal card as a Native American because only federally recognized Native Americans, who have suffered terrible conditions and abuse over many generations just to stay with their people should decide who is and isn't their people.
And the elders that I've met seem to accept you if you are respectful, willing to learn real traditions, and come with a good heart.
And you can be adopted into a tribe for your good works no matter what your race, just like president Obama was adopted into the Crow Nation because he has held regular meeitngs with Native Americans and tries to act to help their issues more than ANY other president.

So my advice to Mrs. Warren is this be loud and proud of your heritage no matter how little it is.
Native Americans are good people with good hearts, who gave this country and many other countries most of the food they eat like corn, beans, peppers, Yams and Chocolate. And the Iroquois Nation's Great Law of Peace was copied to form the basis of the U.S. Constitution.

Now Mr. Brown probably won't like all this because we refuse to be stereotyped. But hey we never did care what the Manifest destiny crowd thought.
"When crazy people call you crazy, you know you're sane. 
When evil people call you evil, you know that you are a good person. 
When lairs call you a liar, you know that you are truthful. 
Know who you are and don't let others tell you who you are." - Dave Kitchen

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